Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Stock 'N Save - W Arrowood Rd, Charlotte; Bottom Dollar and other Food Lion ventures.
If it looks like a Food Lion and smells like a Food Lion, is it a Food Lion? Well not quite. This is a $tock 'N $ave store in southwest Charlotte, and according to Funding Universe, the store is actually a concept that is like Aldi, a no-frills market that carries only a fourth of what a normal grocery store would, keeping pricing and overhead low. This is akin to the concept of Food Lion's new Bottom Dollar stores (and this Stock 'N Save may become a Bottom Dollar, if it already hasn't). Bottom Dollar's reception has been cold, to say the least. Most patrons who've had their former Food Lion turned into a Bottom Dollar are thoroughly disappointed.
Interestingly enough, Food Lion also owns two other discount grocers in the south, Reid's in South Carolina (which to our knowledge, has no web presence except for an online ad on a local newspaper's website.) and Harvey's throughout Georgia. Grocerying reader Elizabeth expressed her displeasure about Harvey's saying their grocerying needs are "retro" and "they don't even have a loyalty card." She also went on to comment about the store's condition, stating "the dust is caked on the expiration date and the shelf life has really outsone itself."
About Bottom Dollar